Today’s video surveillance technology is driven by IP (“Internet Protocol”) based devices including cameras and video recorders that communicate over computer networks. The main component of an IP video surveillance network is the camera. Streaming video utilizes protocols including RTSP and HTTP where the video stream can be encrypted and decrypted using software built into the camera and video management system. Transmitting video over a network gives you remote accessibility to the camera from anywhere on the network.
Monitoring IP video surveillance is versatile with the ability to view live video streams through web based software, computers, and mobile devices. IP cameras provide higher resolution with HD quality video at 30 frames per second providing a higher quality picture vs. traditional analog. Features built into IP cameras include two way audio enabling operators and monitors to communicate via the camera in situations. Storing video in an IP Video surveillance network is supported by network video recorders (NVR) and storage area networks (SAN) providing limitless capacity.
Deploying an IP surveillance system provides endless capabilities and functionality through a seamless and scalable architecture for any organization.